Epoxy Worktop & Tables Series Standard Size (WxLxH, in inch): 24x48/54/60/72, 30x60/72(inch); Available Thickness of the Tabletop: 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm. Other Available Widths (of Tabletop): 36", 42", 48". Other Available Lengths (of Tabletop): 74", 76", 78", 80", 86".
Epoxy Worktop & Tables Series
Epoxy Resin for years was the standard in most laboratory environments because of its high heat resistance and ability to withstand exposure to caustic chemicals.
Epoxy resin counter tops are made from a mixture of materials then cured as a solid continuous product. Epoxy resin countertops are a mixture of resin, silica, a hardener, and filler, which are molded and oven cured as a solid slab.
As far the features and benefits, it is a durable choice for many kinds of labs. It is non-porous, water and moisture resistant.
It is often used around sinks and areas that are subjected to any kind of moisture. It is resistant to heat and chemicals, resists discoloration and will encounter blistering and cracking only under very extreme conditions.
It can take a beating and continue to look like new for years. The durability of this product is built-in, not added as layers or coatings.
Epoxy resin countertops are popular in many types of labs including: educational labs, hospitals and medical labs, research R&D labs, pharmaceutical labs, biological science labs, microbiology and biomedical labs, molecular pathology, and industrial testing.
Here’s the rub. There is only one manufacturer of epoxy resin in the world right now which makes sourcing it a problem. Because of a backlog in the manufacturing process, it creates a longer lead time for your project. It has become hard to get.
It is also a very heavy product, much more so than phenolic resin, which adds significant weight to your materials, and adds cost particularly when you factor in shipping costs to your final order totals.
It is a very rigid product and can be difficult to work with particularly with projects that have any degree of customization.